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June 28, 2012
1. Ray RICE
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June 28, 2012

Running Backs

The Jets say they want to return to the ground-and-pound offense under new coordinator Tony Sparano. Even if you believe them, remember that Greene is almost certain to be relegated to the No. 2 choice at the goal line now that Touchdown Tim is in New York. Greene will do most of his damage between the 20s, but that's not quite worth RB2 value.

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27 Beanie WELLS CARDINALS TIER: 3

AGE: 24 BYE WEEK: 10 AUCTION: $5

[INJURY-PRONE] Wells played through his first 1,000-yard rushing season with hamstring and knee problems, which is old hat for him. Assuming January's knee surgery was successful, the next step for Wells is consistency. Four of his 10 TDs and 35% of his rushing yards in 2011 came in two games: against the Giants and at the Rams. Also, expect him to lose carries to Ryan Williams.

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28 Jonathan STEWART PANTHERS TIER: 3

AGE: 25 BYE WEEK: 6 AUCTION: $5

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